Comprehensive Exams – All Graduate Students
Information on Dates, Deadlines, and Past Exams
Doctoral Field Course & Research Seminar Schedule
Guidelines for PhD Comprehensive Exams
Links to Past PhD Comprehensive Exams
PhD Advisor and Program Director, Professor Martha Starr
Math Review Course
All incoming PhD students should attend the math review course offered at the end of August. (MA students may attend if they wish, although the level of the course is appropriate to PhD studies.) The course is free of charge for all PhD and MA students in the Department of Economics. All new PhD students are strongly urged to attend. This is an essential review of mathematical concepts needed for you fall courses, including calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, and basic statistics. Please plan to be here for the last week of August in order to attend this special course, and meet your fellow new students while covering this important material. Contact the Department for details. Recommended summer reading (prior to arrival): chapters 1-10 of Mathematical Methods for Economics (2nd edition) by Michael Klein (Addison-Wesley 2002).